FEC puts off ruling on U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly’s role as new Illinois Democratic chair amid conflicts with federal fundraising rules
The Federal Election Commission on Thursday delayed until next month a ruling sought by Illinois Democrats over how its new leader, U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, could engage in campaigning without violating federal fundraising regulations that are stricter than state law.chicagotribune.com
These clues can help you determine if your child might need glasses
If you’ve noticed your child is having a hard time concentrating at school or frequently has headaches at the end of the day, did you know poor eyesight may be to blame? An estimated 20% of children develop a refractive error – a type of eye problem that results in blurry vision – requiring glasses by adolescence. “When the eyes do not see the same exact image, they cannot give the image to the brain correctly. “As an infant and young child, a light is used to see the red reflex to make sure it is equal,” she said. A pediatrician can determine whether a child should see an eye specialist for a comprehensive eye exam.
Family of sole crew member who died in California boat fire sues dive boat operator
The family of the lone crew member to die in a boat fire that killed all 33 passengers off the Southern California coast last year sued the vessel's owners Monday in federal court. Alexandra "Allie" Kurtz, 26, an Illinois native living in California, was a new crew member at the time of the fire. The only survivors of the Conception were the captain and four other crew members, who were all asleep above deck. A preliminary NTSB report found that all six crew members were asleep when the fire broke out. One crew member, who broke his leg trying to escape, has also sued the boat owners along with the wife and teenage children of a man who died below deck.cbsnews.com